3.85 gpa/ 150 lsat

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3.85 gpa/ 150 lsat

Postby Sharkshock27 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:00 am

I received my LSAT score today and it was a 150. The sad part about it is that I studied 3 months for the test and constantly scored between 147-153 on practice exams. I sought out the best tutor I could find and gave it my all, but it was not enough. While being tutored I noticed other students scoring much higher than me and I am beginning to think I may have some kind of cognitive disability because I was not picking up on tips, tricks, and habits which were preached during the course. But then again maybe I just suck at the LSAT. The report said I was in the 39th percentile. In all honesty, I kind of knew that I would score in that range because of how my practice exams were going. My family and friends are all counting on me to become an attorney and I truly want to be an attorney, but I don't think I will be able to get into a decent law school with that score. I have not told ANYONE about this failure and am unsure about how to break the news. I am honestly devastated and have numb feeling pulsating throughout my entire body. What should I do? I know retaking it is an option but I honestly don't think I will do any better.

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Re: 3.85 gpa/ 150 lsat

Postby wbrother » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:12 am

Retake or don't go to law school. Don't even apply. You can do a lot better. If you're smart enough or have a strong enough work ethic or maintained a steady pulse long enough to get a 3.85, 150 isn't your ceiling. Check the LSAT guides/tips on TLS, by the PowerScore Bibles, and put in the work. Don't retake till you can PT at the range you need to get into the school you want.

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Re: 3.85 gpa/ 150 lsat

Postby bombaysippin » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:12 am

Sharkshock27 wrote:I received my LSAT score today and it was a 150. The sad part about it is that I studied 3 months for the test and constantly scored between 147-153 on practice exams. I sought out the best tutor I could find and gave it my all, but it was not enough. While being tutored I noticed other students scoring much higher than me and I am beginning to think I may have some kind of cognitive disability because I was not picking up on tips, tricks, and habits which were preached during the course. But then again maybe I just suck at the LSAT. The report said I was in the 39th percentile. In all honesty, I kind of knew that I would score in that range because of how my practice exams were going. My family and friends are all counting on me to become an attorney and I truly want to be an attorney, but I don't think I will be able to get into a decent law school with that score. I have not told ANYONE about this failure and am unsure about how to break the news. I am honestly devastated and have numb feeling pulsating throughout my entire body. What should I do? I know retaking it is an option but I honestly don't think I will do any better.


yo....with that gpa the only credited response you will receive is to retake!

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wbrother wrote:Retake or don't go to law school. Don't even apply. You can do a lot better. If you're smart enough or have a strong enough work ethic or maintained a steady pulse long enough to get a 3.85, 150 isn't your ceiling. Check the LSAT guides/tips on TLS, by the PowerScore Bibles, and put in the work. Don't retake till you can PT at the range you need to get into the school you want.

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Re: 3.85 gpa/ 150 lsat

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:16 am

retake or don't go.

letting down your family and friends is infinitely better than graduating jobless from your local TTT with 200k in loans.

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Re: 3.85 gpa/ 150 lsat

Postby drawstring » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:24 am

Since when is a 150 considered in the 39th percentile?

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Re: 3.85 gpa/ 150 lsat

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:36 am

drawstring wrote:Since when is a 150 considered in the 39th percentile?


median score has been drifting up for several years. 152 is the 50th percentile last time I checked. Idk about december, but I took June '13, for which a 150 was 44th percentile, so it moving to 39th is not inconceivable.

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Re: 3.85 gpa/ 150 lsat

Postby drawstring » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:38 am

Didn't know that......for some reason I thought 150 was 50th.

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Re: 3.85 gpa/ 150 lsat

Postby Pneumonia » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:50 am

drawstring wrote:Didn't know that......for some reason I thought 150 was 50th.


It used to be, and honestly I'm not sure why it changed. I still say 150 is 50th when explaining the test, or drawing the bell curve etc. Might be a good question for Spivey or Steve Schwartz.

if 150 really is 39th then that is pretty significant, but I'm not sure what it actually means wrt the quality of test takers or anything else.

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Re: 3.85 gpa/ 150 lsat

Postby iamgeorgebush » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:41 am

Unless you can somehow get your score up to the 160s, maybe law school isn't for you. Nothing wrong with that. You have a great GPA, so I'm sure there are other opportunities available to you. Plus, the legal profession isn't a very good place right now, so you're probably lucky not to be going down that rabbit hole.

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Re: 3.85 gpa/ 150 lsat

Postby TigerDude » Fri Jan 03, 2014 12:55 pm

Sorry to hear about this.

Your family and friends just know what you want, and I hope they will be supportive. (I hope your friends aren't counting on your financial support!)

If you want scores of 160 but practice tests say 150, then you need a new method. You can study and come back in a year.


Best of luck.




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